Electronica / Glitch / Noise / Ambient
comment by the artist:
"In 2005 I was offered to compose a piece of music for symphonic orchestra and a laptop computer. Since we haven’t got much of a tradition for that kind of compositions (combining a symphonic orchestra with a laptop or acoustic with electronics), I gave decided to try to realize this idea through a more traditional genre of a concerto. While considering how I could combine these two mediums, I had an idea that for the electronic part I could use the sound that is produced when you open any Windows system files. The sound of opening a file is quite distinct and sharpish and would make a base for a ‘white noise’ and the symphonic orchestra would be employed to perform more usual and traditional role by produce a tune, a rhythm harmony and so on. So the WS files and the sound from them I processed by utilizing “max/msp’ software program and a newly produced sound then further processed with the software program “Reactor 4”. That resulted in some in my opinion quite interesting rhythmic patterns that I decided to use for this new work which I called A LINE and where I had two very distinct sound formations, a pure electronic one and the usual acoustic sound of an orchestra. This in turn gave me a freedom to pursue the purity of sound in a digital space as well as clarity of the form and the content. And so it was. I was sitting on the shore by the sea, the sun was heating and the wind was blowing, and I had my laptop which with the help of digital sound modeling programs was creating although somewhat romantic yet completely different sounds from those around me, and was producing completely different LINES than they would’ve bin for the symphonic orchestra. Audio LINES that I had in my headphones were sharply contrasting from visual experiences of nature. That’s how I saw it, and now I’m presenting this work for you consideration. PS :a symphonic piece called TITLE 0/1 will be performed in October at the music festival GAIDA 2006 in Vilnius."